NOAA OLR long-term means

SOURCE: NOAA OLR Monthly Means

DATA DESCRIPTION: Climatologies for each month have been made using the data after 1978 so that 13 years have been averaged. No attempt has been made to correct for biases introduced into the data by sampling problems or changes in the analysis method.

UPDATED THROUGH: Dec 1994

FORMAT: netCDF

GRID: Global - T42 Gaussian (128 x 64) and 2.5 degree (144 x 72)

LEVELS: Single Level

TIMES: Average of a given month over several years.

CURRENT HOLDINGS: Jan-Dec 1974-1994

FIELDS:

Description Name Units
Outgoing longwave radiation OLR W m-2

MSS Directory:

  • /CTSAT/NOAA/T42/SAVTAV/ (T42 grid)
  • /CTSAT/NOAA/2.5DG/SAVTAV/ (2.5 degree grid)

Filename: MMMy1y2.nc where MMM=month, y1=starting year, y2=ending year, one mean per file.

  • e.g. JAN7494.nc for mean of Januaries 1974-94.
  • Also:/CTSAT/NOAA/T42/SAVTAV/T42_JUN74JAN94_CLIMATOLOGY.nc
  • /CTSAT/NOAA/2.5DG/SAVTAV/2.5DG_JUN74JAN94_CLIMATOLOGY.nc

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